Washington Adventist Hospital
If you are a current Adventist HealthCare employee, please click this link to apply through your Workday account. As the entity Patient Safety Officer, this role in collaboration with the health system, is responsible for providing a clear vision and operational direction for Patient Safety. This role will receive "Direction" (degree of supervision); promote Just Culture/application of the Just Culture algorithm; the design of a structure/environment with metrics to improve the safety/reliability of the care we provide (including but not limited to infection prevention and pharmacy/therapeutics, etc).
Risk management responsibilities include implementation, coordination, and effectuation of the Risk Management program, in coordination with the legal department, including loss control programs, claims management, proactive monitoring of patient safety issues, management of the patient complaint, and grievance process.
Qualified Candidates will possess:
Masters degree - in appropriate healthcare or legal field (preferred)
Minimum 3-5 years experience in the field of Risk Management
Certified Professional in Health Care Risk Mangement (CPHRM) preferred
Full-time; 40 hours per week Monday-Friday
In collaboration with the health system's Quality and Patient Safety Council, creates a clear vision of an effective patient safety culture, with an emphasis on systems to prevent patient harm
Develops and implements initiatives to create an appropriate patient safety culture using the Just Culture Algorithm and transparency as the foundation of this effort; promotes the Culture of Safety Survey. Conducts an annual assessment of patient risks and works closely with key stakeholders to develop annual patient safety goals
Monitors key patient safety indicators with a focus on prevention and continuous improvement
Coordinates Risk Management activities, serving as a resource person to hospital team members, medical staff, in-house and external counsel regarding medical malpractice, general liability, and safety issues in an effort to minimize financial loss from claims
Directs the assessment, implementation and education of hospital team members regarding safe practices, prevention of malpractice, general liability, and safety issues to minimize financial loss from claims
Functions as a liaison among the hospital and outside entities, including local, county, state, federal and licensing agencies, working collaboratively to promote a positive image of the hospital in the community
Oversees patient complaint and grievance process
Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine use.
Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine). Those testing positive for cotinine are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.